Sunday, August 03, 2008

Climbing Mount Rainier

On this day I hiked Mt Rainier solo from Paradise to Camp Muir(10,188 feet/ 3105 meters)for an elevation gain of approximately 5000 feet which is 1524 meters. The day was clear, sunny, and warm. Mout Rainier was big and fantastically beautiful - as a mere mortal, I was lucky the mountain allowed me the climb.

Enough said about my Mount Rainier climb. See the pictures below and the videos which humbly depict the mountain in it's majesty!


Mount Rainier in all of it's glory

Paul at Camp Muir on Mt Rainier (10,188 feet/ 3105 meters)

View from Camp Muir

Nisqually Glacier on Mt Rainier

Wild Flowers

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Wagonwheel Lake

Today three of us hiked up a steep mountain in Olympic National Forest to the high alpine lake called Wagonwheel Lake.

After enjoying views of the pristine lake, we climbed above the lake to a rocky ridge. During this climb, we passed beautiful trailside flowers and spectacular wildflower meadows.

Continuing our ascent, we scrambled up a rocky ridge which rose to the summit of an unnamed peak.

Please enjoy the trip pictures below - IMPORTANT - CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE A BIGGER IMAGE.

Trailside Flower 1

Trailside Flower 2

Trailside Flower 3

Trailside Flower 4

Wagonwheel Lake

Wagonwheel Lake

Wildflower Meadow 1

Wildflower Meadow2

Unnamed Peak

Paul on Unnamed Peak Summit

View From the Summit

Monday, January 28, 2008

Lake Angeles 1/26/2008

After an aborted attempt to reach the Slab Camp trail for a Blue Mountain hike, four car loads of hikers headed over to the more accessible Lake Angeles trailhead. I had just hiked to Lake Angeles two weeks ago, but it was again a nice outing, snowing hard at the lake.

Please view the YouTube video and the pictures below. You will probably need a fast Internet connection to view the movie. Clicking on any picture will yield a LARGE image.

Snowing Hard Near Lake

Break-time at the Lake

Lake Angeles

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Lake Angeles 1/13/2008

Today's hike through Olympic National Park provided sunny views of dense, stick-like forests, snow covered Lake Angeles, high mountain ridges, and views from a ridge above the lake of the Puget Sound, Mount Baker, and the Juan de Fuca Strait.

Please view the photographs below - I have captured my favorite trip pictures in the following YouTube movie and still pictures. You will probably need a fast Internet connection to view the movie.

Turn up your speaker volume to hear the crunch of snowshoes and howling wind for the following YouTube movie.

Click on each picture below for a LARGE image:

Winter Treefall

Trail Under Treefall


Forest Sunshine

Lake Angeles (snow covered)

Ridge Above Lake

View of Puget Sound From Ridge Above Lake

View of Juan de Fuca Strait From Ridge Above Lake

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